More Than 100 Food Vendors Broaden Food and Drink Mix at The 2022 Great New York State Fair

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When the gates open August 24 for the 2022 Great New York State Fair, 15 new food and drink vendors will be ready to serve new tastes to hungry and thirsty fairgoers.  New choices span the globe, ranging from Maine lobster to Texas barbecue, gyros from Greece, bowls with Brazilian flair and street food from Bosnia. There will also be hot sauces and chilling ices, spicy salsas and soothing teas joining an array of more than 100 food and beverage vendors.

State Fair interim Director Sean Hennessey said, “This large crop of new food and drink providers will offer fairgoers a wonderful chance to try new things and find new favorites. At the same time, faithful fairgoers will be delighted to return to food places that they only get a chance to try once a year, too. I’ve already started to plan my Fair meals.”

New vendors this year include:

  • Caramel Apple Sundae
  • Balkan Street Food
  • Bold Coast Lobster Co.
  • Brazilian Bowls
  • Cinder BBQ
  • 30 Second Salsa
  • Hickory Tree Turkey BBQ
  • My Fav Candy Store
  • The State Fair Deli
  • Munjed’s Middle Eastern
  • Syracha’Cuse Hot Sauce Tasting Bar
  • The Shaved Ice Factory
  • Theo Petros Food Truck
  • Tropical Delights
  • True Honey Teas


Approximately 102 vendors are signed up to provide food and beverages at the 2022 Fair, and three vendors who haven’t participated since 2019 will also return: Jim’s Fries, Pat’s Fresh Popped Kettle Corn and Russell’s Concessions. A complete list of vendors can be found here.

Founded in 1841, the Great New York State Fair showcases the best of New York agriculture, provides top-quality entertainment and is a key piece of the state’s CNY Rising strategy of growing the Central New York economy through tourism. The 2022 Fair begins Wednesday, August 24, and continues through Monday, September 5.  

The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. Audiences are encouraged to learn more about the Great New York State Fair online, and follow the fun on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Guests are invited to see photos from the Fair on Flickr and ideas are always welcome. New Yorkers are encouraged to send suggestions via email to